Picture of author.

About the Author

Wil Wheaton is a husband (Anne), a stepfather (Nolan and Ryan), a gamer (d20, GURPS, and Hold'Em), a writer (Dancing Barefoot), a blogger (WIL WHEATON dot NET), a sportsfan (Cubbies! Lakers! Kings! Dodgers!), and a geek. He lives in Los Angeles, California

Inclui os nomes: Wil Wheaton, Will Wheaton

Image credit: Wil Wheaton


Obras de Wil Wheaton

Associated Works

Ready Player One (2011) — Narrador, algumas edições18,640 cópias
The Martian (2011) — Narrador, algumas edições18,361 cópias
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions (2014) — Narrador, algumas edições6,670 cópias
Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas (2012) — Narrador, algumas edições4,950 cópias
Boneshaker (2009) — Narrador, algumas edições3,724 cópias
Armada (2015) — Reader, algumas edições3,386 cópias
Lock In (2014) — Narrador, algumas edições3,040 cópias
Ready Player Two (2020) — Narrador, algumas edições2,841 cópias
The Collapsing Empire (2017) — Narrador, algumas edições2,516 cópias
The Android's Dream (2006) — Narrador, algumas edições2,377 cópias
Fuzzy Nation (2011) — Narrador, algumas edições1,808 cópias
Agent to the Stars (2005) — Narrador, algumas edições1,730 cópias
How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems (2019) — Narrador, algumas edições1,702 cópias
The Kaiju Preservation Society (2022) — Narrador, algumas edições1,606 cópias
Strange Weather (2017) — Narrador, algumas edições1,279 cópias
The Consuming Fire (2018) — Narrador, algumas edições1,272 cópias
Head On (2018) — Narrador, algumas edições1,123 cópias
The Last Emperox (2020) — Narrador, algumas edições1,064 cópias
Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture (2003) — Narrador, algumas edições993 cópias
Homeland (2013) — Narrador, algumas edições993 cópias
Starter Villain (2023) — Narrador, algumas edições919 cópias
What If? 2: Additional Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions (2022) — Narrador, algumas edições902 cópias
Peter & Max (2009) — Narrador, algumas edições660 cópias
Stand by Me [1986 film] (1986) — Actor — 475 cópias
The Secret of NIMH [1982 film] (1982) — voice — 404 cópias
The Legend of Drizzt Anthology: The Collected Stories (2011) — Narrador, algumas edições329 cópias
The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Sixth Season (2012) — Actor — 220 cópias
The Case of the Mummy's Gold (2008) — Prefácio — 197 cópias
The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Ninth Season (2015) — Actor — 128 cópias
Star Trek: The Manga, Volume 2: Kakan ni Shinkou (2007) — Contribuinte — 107 cópias
Even Grues Get Full: The Fourth User Friendly Collection (2003) — Prefácio — 100 cópias
The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Eleventh Season (2017) — Actor — 86 cópias
The Sandman: Act III (2022) — Narrador — 79 cópias
Rip-Off! (2012) — Narrador, algumas edições65 cópias
Star Trek: The Manga, Volume 3: Uchu (2008) — Contribuinte — 60 cópias
METAtropolis: Cascadia (2010) — Narrador, algumas edições57 cópias
The Fiasco Companion (1840) — Prefácio, algumas edições56 cópias
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies [2018 film] (2018) — Actor — 39 cópias
The Maze of Games (2014) — Narrador, algumas edições37 cópias
Eureka: The Complete Fifth Season (2012) — Actor — 35 cópias
Third Eye — Narrador, algumas edições27 cópias
The Bones: Us and Our Dice (2010) — Contribuinte — 26 cópias
Prepare to Meet Thy Doom: And More True Gaming Stories (2015) — Narrador, algumas edições17 cópias
Toy Soldiers [1991 film] (1991) — Actor — 17 cópias
Star Trek: A Comics History (2009) — Prefácio — 12 cópias
The Guild: Fawkes One-Shot (2012) — Autor — 8 cópias
The Curse [1987 Film] (1987) — Actor — 5 cópias
Python [2000 Film] (2000) — Actor — 5 cópias
Titansgrave: The Ashes of Valkana (2017)algumas edições3 cópias
Lock In (with bonus novella Unlocked) — Narrador, algumas edições1 exemplar(es)
December [1991 film] (2004) 1 exemplar(es)
Dogs in Space: Season 1 (2021) — Actor — 1 exemplar(es)


2015 (364) adventure (473) audible (341) audio (326) audiobook (774) dystopia (542) dystopian (280) ebook (1,066) fantasy (689) favorites (329) fiction (4,209) gaming (251) goodreads (458) goodreads import (249) humor (1,282) Kindle (821) library (248) Mars (653) non-fiction (1,142) novel (487) own (290) pop culture (263) read (1,012) read in 2015 (275) science (1,044) science fiction (9,591) Science Fiction/Fantasy (254) sf (1,008) sff (403) signed (373) space (433) space travel (282) Star Trek (300) steampunk (696) survival (433) to-read (7,121) video games (541) virtual reality (429) young adult (309) zombies (247)

Conhecimento Comum



This is a fascinating commentary and update of the author's first memoir, "Just a Geek." The entire content of the first book is included and commentary appears at the bottom of the pages in footnote format. Newly gained perspective and honesty regarding things left unexpressed in the earlier book adds a level of memoir that shows the author's growing maturity while coming to terms with his mental illness and his difficulties growing up with abusive parents. ANd there's a lot about Star Trek, too.… (mais)
ShellyS | outras 8 resenhas | Feb 18, 2024 |
Wil Weaton provides a strong glimpse into what, to me, is the awful world of professional acting: the insecurity, the indignity, the frustration. He also walks us through the complicated relationship he has had with Star Trek and his Wesley Crusher character. He also connects with his readers by revealing that he is exactly like them. He is a geek who loves gaming, Internet culture, SF novels, etc. Just one thing, Wil: find an adjective other than "cool" to describe things you like. It was definitely the most overused word in the whole of this book.… (mais)
Treebeard_404 | outras 63 resenhas | Jan 23, 2024 |
I admit it. I actually liked Wesley on TNG. Probably because I would have killed to be on the real Enterprise (if it were a real space ship) or an actor on the show. And, don't worry Wil, I wasn't looking for a rehash of Star Trek. I knew what the book was about and was interested in how Wil's thoughts on TNG and acting evolved. I enjoyed the story and the way thoughts from the blog were interwoven. It wasn't as much a chronological story as a chronology of thought and emotion. Very enjoyable.
GadgetComa | outras 63 resenhas | Jan 13, 2024 |
Back in 2004, Wil Wheaton published an edited collection of some of his blog posts with additional linking material to turn it into a coherent narrative under the title Just a Geek. Last year, Just a Geek was republished with extra blog posts, but more importantly, footnotes. These footnotes clarify some stuff from the original book, apologize for bad writing or insensitive jokes, and expand on stuff he didn't say back then, about how his father emotionally abused him and how his mother deprived him of a childhood in her drive to turn him into a child star. I found it a bit of a mixed bag: the "comedy" footnotes were generally not funny and soon got wearying, the ones apologizing for misogynist early 2000s Internet discourse were necessary at first but not at the one hundredth iteration.

I found myself wishing that the material about his parents had been worked in as extra essays, not footnotes; what's frustrating is that the most important one (about the abuse he and his sister went through on the set of the film The Curse) doesn't appear until very late in the book, but it provides important context for a lot of what you've been reading. Aside from this, the best material in the book was generally the original contents of Just a Geek: I liked the discussion of his cameo in Star Trek Nemesis a lot, as well as his interactions with his TNG castmates, which were very sweet. There's a good "found family" vibe to it.
… (mais)
1 vote
Stevil2001 | outras 8 resenhas | Oct 15, 2023 |



You May Also Like

Associated Authors


Also by

Tabelas & Gráficos